Cubs Bats Stifled as Indians Take 2-1 Lead

Cleveland Indians  1 – 0  Chicago Cubs

With both pitching staffs dominant, it took a pinch-hit RBI single by Coco Crisp to break a scoreless tie and give the Indians a 2-1 World Series lead over the Cubs.

Josh Tomlin pitched 4.2 innings of shutout ball before giving way to Andrew Miller. Miller would go 1.1 innings, striking out three and picking up the win. Brian Shaw and Cody Allen would combine to get the final nine outs and secure the victory for Cleveland.

Kyle Hendricks was once again the victim of bad luck. In game 2 of the NLCS, he allowed just a solo home run to Adrian Gonzalez, but went on to lose 1-0. Game three of the 2016 World Series was more of the same.

The series resumes on Saturday in Chicago.

About Aaron Garcia

Aaron is an avid sports fan who passionately follows the NFL, NBA and MLB, in addition to NCAA Sports. He is an Arizona State University grad who loves the Dodgers and the Patriots.